About

Monty-Metzger_4Monty C. M. Metzger is Founding Partner at DIGITAL LEADERS Ventures (DLV) Luxembourg, Chairman at DigitalLeaders.co and CEO at Ahead of Time.

Monty’s work is focusing on global digital leadership, entrepreneurship, exponential technologies, disruptive innovation and future technology trends.

As a Thought Leader and Futurist Monty C. M. Metzger advises business- and government leaders around the world, including arvato, BMW Group, Deutsche Telekom, EPlus Group, GE, Goldbach Media Group, Henkel, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, Holcim, KPN, SIEMENS, Vodafone, WEKA and WPP. He is contributor at the Skoll Foundation, columnist at the Huffington Post, more than 110.000 people are following Monty on Twitter, while his talks have reached more than 200.000 people on Slideshare and 1.7 million people on his YouTube Channel.

Monty is a Professional Speaker with more than a decade of speaking experience. He has been invited to speak at many influential conferences, corporate events and leadership workshops in Europe, USA and Asia, e.g. Abu Dhabi Media Forum, Dansk Internet Forum, Digital Entrepreneur Leadership Forum Hong Kong, DLD Conference, Mobile World Toronto, Monaco Media Forum, Skoll World Forum Oxford and others. As Monty has traveled to more than fourty-two countries not only to be part of some of the most influential leadership events, but also to explore the latest trends coming out of every technology hub personally.

Rather than focusing on the distant future, Monty takes an anthropological approach – scanning the near horizon global trends, disruptive technologies and consumer innovations on the verge of hitting critical mass, and then translating these into usable business strategies.

Monty is Founding Partner at Digital Leaders Ventures, a luxembourg-based Venture Capital Fund, and investment advisor to several european investment houses as well as fast growing technology StartUps. He has over 15 years of experience as a manager and entrepreneur with focus on digital media. He studied electronic Marketing and Business Administration in Germany and Switzerland.

Monty found his first internet company at the age of 18 when he was still at school. He graduated in Switzerland and Germany in Business Administration and electronic Marketing. 2003 Monty found a global Trend Research Consultancy with offices in Munich, Tokyo, Beijing and New York. In 2008 Monty sold the company, found Ahead of Time and initiated an open think tank on the future of mobile communication „MOBILE FUTURE 2020: A collaborative vision of the future of mobile media“. Link to Video Summary [Note: Although the study Mobile Future 2020 was published back in early 2009 the predictions had been very accurate and the key trends are now more important than before.]

In 2013 he started DigitalLeaders.co, a global network of digital visionaries, with support by the Bavarian Government. In this role he had been asked by c-level executives to take them on customized manager tours to Silicon Valley, China, Japan and Israel. Since 2015 his Venture Capital Fund, Digital Leaders Ventures is investing in technology startups in Europe, USA and Israel.

Monty is married and lives with his wife and his two kids in Munich Germany.

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